Moving Tips to Help Prepare For Your Move
Start planning early, and you'll be happy to see how smoothly things can go. The following checklist is designed to help you plan.
Print our packing labels for use on your boxes and belongings
Do-It-Yourself Packing Tips from the Professionals
- Beginning well before your load date, pack one room at a time.
- Mark all boxes with room and box number and make a list showing the number of boxes packed per room, as well as the total number packed.
- Do not seal boxes in which you have packed items of high value, since the contents must be verified by your driver at time of loading.
- Keep the weight of each box under 50 pounds. This will help you in packing and unpacking if boxes need to be moved around. It will also facilitate quicker loading and unloading of your moving van.
Packing can be a tedious, time-consuming chore that takes skill and the right materials to prepare household articles for your move.
Abba and Sons Moving recommends that you have our professionals pack for you. We’re trained in proper procedures, have the right materials, and can do it in about a quarter of the time.
We strongly recommend that we crate or pack and prepare these items for shipment: Marble and glass table tops, heavy wall ornaments and mirrors 40″ x 60″ or longer, pool table slates, bulky fragile items like large trophies, statuary, chandeliers, antiques and other items that require crating.
Some things should stay with you as you move, such as: Cash, securities, jewelry and furs, firearms (consult local laws), personal papers and documents (like birth certificates, insurance policies and deeds), prescriptions, coin and stamp collections, special family photographs and videos, moving-related documents.